Pressure to Reform European Union Puts Greece under Financial Surveillance

Debt-ridden Greece has come under increased pressure to implement tough austerity measures after the European Union announced plans to closely monitor the country's efforts to cut its enormous budget deficit. The new wave of belt-tightening could spark more protests by workers.
The Greek Parliament in Athens: The European Commission is putting pressure on Greece to sort out its deficit problem.

The Greek Parliament in Athens: The European Commission is putting pressure on Greece to sort out its deficit problem.

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dgs -- with wire reports